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November 13, 2014

The National Hangeul Museum opened in October and last night the bloggers from The Korea Blog were invited for a guided tour.

The museum is located right next to the beautiful National museum of Korea (I already posted…

Jessy Mendiola: The Face of Korea Tourism Organization Manila

November 12, 2014, No comments

It’s been almost a year since Jessy Mendiola, one of the most prominent and talented actresses in the Philippines, was appointed as an honorary am ...

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Lee Bul’s First UK Solo Exhibition

November 11, 2014, No comments

Korean Artist Lee Bul is currently holding her first UK solo exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham which displays many of her early drawings, s ...

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Busan’s Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley Treasure of Second-Hand Books

November 5, 2014, No comments

The so-called ‘bookshop alley’ in Bosu-dong, Busan, emerged back in the post-WWII period, when book merchants fixed themselves along its p ...

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    In the Right Key: The Hugh Keice Interview
    October 13, 2014, No comments

    I was not going to cover the topic of music in my blogging career, but somehow, someway Hugh Keice managed to change my mind after an evening I had spent at the Korean Cultural Centre. It was back in May and the event was an …

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    11 new Korean bands to watch out for
    October 8, 2014, No comments

    There are new bands appearing in Korea all the time, but it usually takes a few years before they start to gain major attention. This can be a problem because most bands don’t stay together long enough to get anywhere.…

  • Learning Korean using K-Pop and K-Drama.
    September 30, 2014, No comments

    For most of us, our first introduction to Korea was through entertainment which led to a penchant for the Korean Language also known as Hangugmal~한국말. There are plenty of ways to learn this language but what about…

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    Korea’s New Generation of Ska
    August 26, 2014, No comments

    2014 was a devastating year for music festivals in Korea. But one of the high points is bound to be the New Generation of Ska Festival, a free street festival held in Sinchon on August 30. Ska is far from Korea’s most…